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Superior Threads
Vanish-Extra and Vanish Lite
Water Soluble Basting Thread

Use Vanish Extra or Vanish Lite watersoluble thread by Superior Threads to avoid the frustration of removing basting stitches for applique and quilting. Also good for machine trapunto. Buy by the spool or cone.

 


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John FlynnWhat the Expert John Flynn Says About Vanish by Superior Threads

For machine basting, nothing works as well as Vanish Extra & Vanish Lite by Superior Threads. (Carried here at Soft Expressions) Vanish Extra & Vanish Lite have enough strength to use in top and bobbin of your machine and it still disappears like magic when moistened. I use Vanish-Extra basting thread whenever I have a difficult machine quilting design that requires scrolling on my frame or when I want to make my hand quilting projects totally portable and need a basting job that will eliminate the need for a frame of any kind.

The folks at Superior are always willing to listen to suggestions and make every effort to satisfy quilters' needs at every level, from individual artist to professional quilter. Sincerely, John Flynn

Vanish-extra 200
Vanish Extra
Water Soluble Thread
by Superior Threads

Vanish-Extra may be used on a longarm machine (#19/MR 4.0 needle) or home machine as the top thread, bobbin thread, or both. Vanish-Extra requires soaking and dissolves faster in warm water. Depending on the stitch density, gently massaging the thread helps it dissolve more quickly.

Vanish-extra is a stronger thread for machine or hand basting, trapunto, quilting, applique, heirloom, and numerous other uses. This water soluble thread is extra strength for worry-free sewing. If you need a strong water soluble thread and can wait a few extra seconds for dissolve time, this is it.

For longarm machines, use Vanish-Extra on the top and Vanish-Lite in the bobbin.

Vanish-extra 1500
Vanish Lite
Water Soluble Thread
by Superior Threads

Vanish-Lite is recommended as a top thread and/or bobbin thread for home machine use (#80/12 needle). It also works well as a bobbin thread for longarm machines.

For home machines, use either Vanish-Lite or Vanish-Extra on the top and Vanish-Lite in the bobbin. If problems, use Lite on Top and in Bobbin.

Vanish Extra 200 Yards
Vanish Extra
200 yds

Item Code: SUVA1
SKU / UPC: 81023300122
Weight: 0.10 lb
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MSRP: $6.75
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Vanish Extra 1500 yards
Vanish-Extra
1500 yds

Item Code: SUVA
Weight: 0.20 lb
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Vanish Lite 300 Yards for Home Machines
Vanish Lite
300 Yards

Item Code: SY1A
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Vanish Lite 2000 Yards
Vanish Lite
2000 Yards

MFG: Superior Threads
Item Code: SY1
Weight: 0.20 lb
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202 Spray & Fix

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404 Spray & Fix

perfect for holding stencils, artwork, photos, paper & fabric collages to any surface
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505 Spray & Fix

temporary
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606 Spray Fusible Webbing
606 Spray Fusible Web

Spray on fusible web that turns any fabric or stabilizer into a fusible product

Superior Threads Index

Polyester

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Cotton

The Bottom Line SuperBOBs & Bobs (Bottom Line) Charlotte's Fusible Web
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Glitter

 
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Speciality Fabric

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Myths and More About Difference Between Cotton and Polyester Threads
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Quilters Delight

Safety Pin Grips
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YLI Bobbin and Basting Thread White
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YLI Basting & Bobbin Thread
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Vanish-extra 200
Vanish-Extra
& Vanish-Lite
water soluble basting thread
by Superior Threads s
10% off
YLI Wash-a-Way Basting Thread , wash away soluble thread
YLI Wash-A-Way
Basting Thread



Sprays Adhesive for Applique, Basting, to Hold Stencils and More

10% off
202 Spray &  Fix
202 Spray & Fix

temporary spray adhesive
for paper patterns
10% off
404 Spray & Fix
404 Spray & Fix

perfect for holding stencils, artwork, photos, paper & fabric collages to any surface
10% off
505 Spray & Fix
505 Spray & Fix

temporary
spray adhesive
for quilt basting, appliqué, machine embroidery, mixed-media stenciling
10% off
606 Spray Fusible Webbing
606 Spray Fusible Web

Spray on fusible web that turns any fabric or stabilizer into a fusible product

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FAQ: Quilting & Applique Topics by Sharla Hicks

Invisible Machine Applique Example

AtlantisSuperior Threads Razzle Dazzle Variegated Silver 1008 Bronze

  • How-to Use Article: Breakage with Metallic thread?? Here are the Tips and Tricks by Sharla Hicks, an expert in using the sewing machine with decorative threads for the sewing machine. Find tips on appropriate needle sizes. when to use in the bobbin, when to use as top & bottom thread, and much more.

 

Helpful Notions and Threads for Hand and Machine Applique & Quilting

 

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Superior Threads
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